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Jon Feinman is the CEO of InnerCity Weightlifting, a nonprofit founded in Boston that scholars hold up as a model for how cross-class relationships help with upward mobility. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jon Feinman is the CEO of InnerCity Weightlifting, a nonprofit founded in Boston that scholars hold up as a model for how cross-class relationships help with upward mobility. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This is the Radio Boston rundown for Aug. 11. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Harvard economics professor Raj Chetty joins us to talk about his new research, which suggests that cross-class relationships are a key to reducing poverty. Then, we hear from Jon Feinman and Bobby Fullard from InnerCity Weightlifting, on how their gym in Boston is helping to do that work every day.
  • In our biweekly segment, Boston Globe technology writer Hiawatha Bray joins us to talk about all things tech. This week, we dig into Amazon's acquisition of iRobot and what it means for you and your privacy.
  • They are called "forever chemicals," and we can find them everywhere. David Cash of the EPA answers questions and discusses PFAS levels in Massachusetts' water.

This program aired on August 11, 2022.

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